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01: Company Future Under Scrutiny? Scenarios from Limitation to Liberation

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Flora-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

Are obstacles such as trade sanctions or Brexit shaping the future for businesses? Or are companies becoming ever more liberated, more networked? How can you recognise the impact on your own organisation – and how should you react? Take a journey through some possible scenarios.

Member, Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten Welcome
Director, Global Human Resources, Novomatic AG, Gumpoldskirchen
Head, Global Economic Dynamics Project, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
Future and Trend Researcher, ZTB Zukunftsbüro, Vienna
Chief Commercial Officer, Magenta Telekom, Vienna
Department Head, Investor Services, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten Chair

Dr.in Petra BOHUSLAV

Member, Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten

1991-1994 Marketing Manager, Railtours Austria
1995 Head, Marketing and Sales Department, Rogner-Thermen Blumau, Stegersbach
1996-2001 Chief Executive Officer, Archäologiepark Carnuntum Ltd.
2001-2004 Chief Executive Officer, Congress Casino Baden
2004-2008 Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Sports, Culture, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
2008-2009 Minister for Youth, Education and Sports, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
since 2009 Minister of Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Mag. Dr. Klaus Peter NIEDL

Director, Global Human Resources, Novomatic AG, Gumpoldskirchen

1991-1994 Research Assistant, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1994 Doctorate, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1994-1999 Human Resources Manager, Raiffeisen Bausparkasse, Vienna
1999-2004 Human Resources Manager, Kreditschutzverband - KSV1870, Vienna
2004-2005 Human Resources Manager, Financial Market Authority, Vienna
2005-2009 Chief People Officer, Skeurope Airlines, Bratislava
2009-2010 Human Resources Consultancy, Klaus Niedl Consulting, Vienna
2010-2014 Group Human Resources Manager, Hypo Alpe Adria Bank International, Klagenfurt/Vienna
since 2015 Global Human Resources, Novomatic, Gumpoldskirchen

Mag. Thomas RAUSCH

Head, Global Economic Dynamics Project, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

2009-2012 Program Officer, Transatlantic Relations, Haus Rissen, Hamburg
2012-2014 Project Manager, Future Economic Dialogue, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh and Washington, DC
2014-2015 Advisor to the Chairman of the Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
2015-2018 Head, Office of the Executive and Supervisory Boards, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
since 2018 Head, Global Economic Dynamics Project, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

Mag. Andreas REITER

Future and Trend Researcher, ZTB Zukunftsbüro, Vienna

1977-1983 Studium Übersetzung an der Universität Innsbruck; Soziologie, LMU München
1984-1987 Bayerische Rückversicherung, München
1988-1996 Freier Journalist
1997 Gründung des ZTB Zukunftsbüro, seitdem Leiter des Büros, Beratung von Unternehmen und Organisationen in strategischen Zukunftsfragen

Mag. Maria ZESCH

Chief Commercial Officer, Magenta Telekom, Vienna

1992-1997 University of Business Administration Vienna
1997-1999 Project Manager, New Business, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Company, Vienna
1999-2002 Consultant and Manager, A.T. Kearney Consulting, Vienna-Düsseldorf
2003-2005 Vice President Strategy, Magenta Telekom , Vienna
2005-2008 Executive Vice President Consumer Marketing, Magenta Telekom , Vienna
2008-2009 Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member, T-Mobile Croatia, Zagreb
2010-2012 Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member, Magenta Telekom , Vienna
2012-2013 Maternity leave
2013 Director New Business and Project-Organisation, Magenta Telekom , Vienna
2014-2015 Senior Vice President Business and Wholesale, Magenta Telekom , Vienna
since 2015 Chief Commercial Officer and Board Member, Magenta Telekom , Vienna

DI Andreas KIRISITS

Department Head, Investor Services, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

2001-2002 Freelancer, Raumplanungsbüro Dr. Liske, Baden
2002-2004 Freelancer, Emrich consulting, Vienna
2005-2006 Project Employee, Alpine Mayreder Bau, Vienna
2007-2018 Project Manager, ecoplus The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
since 2018 Department Head, Investor Services, ecoplus The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Economic Symposium

show timetable

27.08.2019

14:00 - 15:45The New World Trade (Dis)orderPlenary
16:00 - 17:00Europe’s Dream of a Leading Role in the WorldPlenary
16:00 - 17:00Revisiting Friedrich August von Hayek – A ControversyPlenary
17:15 - 18:15Capitalism and Democracy – A Power Struggle?Plenary

28.08.2019

08:00 - 08:30“On the Agenda” BreakfastSocial
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Data and the Future of WorkPlenary
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Sustained MobilityPlenary
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Responsible BusinessesPlenary
09:30 - 10:30Managing Insecurity or Managing in Security?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Company Future Under Scrutiny? Scenarios from Limitation to LiberationBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: How Data Determines the Fortunes of States, Corporations and IndividualsBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: What Can and Should AI Do? What Kind of Regulation Does Innovation Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Freedom of Choice vs. Regulation When Switching to Alternative DrivesBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to Avoid the Commodity Trap?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: The Liberty of Offensive PlayBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: ‘Ecosystems’ of Digital Champions: How Can Other Businesses Keep Up?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Ready for the Future – Which Skills Do We Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: We and The Digital World – Society and Business in TransitionBreakout
12:00 - 12:15Balcony Scene 7Culture
12:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:30 - 14:30Loggia-TalkPartner
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Free Trade – of Course!? Can Free Trade Enjoy Sustainable Success?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: How Vulnerable Is Our Economy?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Yellow Vests and Energy Poverty: Questions of Distribution in Climate and Energy PolicyBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Open Talent Economy – Seeking New Approaches in an Uncertain World of WorkBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Safe Nutrition – Between Individual Self-Realization and Societal GoalsBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The Erosion of Trust Undermines Economic Behavior. How to Restore it?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Digital Identity: Brave New World?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: The Spy You Love in Your PocketBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: How to Cope with Complexity: A Playful Session with Eigenland®Breakout
16:15 - 17:15Unleashing Europe’s Digital PotentialPlenary
17:15 - 18:00Gearing Up For CyberattacksPlenary
18:15 - 19:00Huge Stage of IdeasPlenary
18:30 - 20:30Viennese Wednesday Society of Trade – Edition Alpbach: Consumer Protection in Between Climate Crisis and DigitizationPartner
20:30 - 21:45Alpbach Special: Schrödinger’s Duck in Schrödinger’s HallCulture
22:00 - 23:55Magenta NightSocial

29.08.2019

08:00 - 09:0019th Alpbach Europe Breakfast: Europe on the MovePartner
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
09:00 - 09:30“On the Agenda” BreakfastSocial
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: Powering the Energy TransitionPlenary
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: The Role of Finance in SocietyPlenary
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: Connected IndustriesPlenary
10:30 - 11:00How to Navigate Global TransformationsPlenary
11:00 - 12:00The ‘How To’ in Building Future-Ready BusinessesPlenary
12:00 - 12:15Balcony Scene 8Culture
15:00 - 16:00Loggia TalkPartner